The number of COVID cases are continuing to rise not only across Stratford on Avon District but across Warwickshire with some sharp rises in Warwick and North Warwickshire districts, which could have implications on us all in terms of the overall numbers for Warwickshire, with the potential to move us up to Tier 2 across the county if these trends continue over the next couple of weeks. As we know, Coventry, Solihull and Birmingham are all now in Tier 2.
The number of cases therefore reported as of this morning across the county are now 5379 up from 4550 on 16th October – an increase of 829 cases over the last seven days.
The situation regarding the 423 SWFT Hospital Beds has seen an increase of inpatients with 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two patients in ICU.
The cumulative deaths across Stratford District has again sadly increased by one to 170 with the deaths in care home rising by one to 83 from a cumulative of 1231 ‘all cause deaths’ in the district. The cumulative total of all COVID-19 deaths in Warwickshire has increased by two to 606 and over the same period there have been 4309 non COVID-19 related deaths in Warwickshire. Across the county there has been a total of 212 COVID-19 deaths in care homes settings (an increase of one in the last week) compared to 1399 ‘all cause deaths’ in care homes over the same period.
There are 46% of SWFT hospital beds occupied by Non-COVID-19 patients, 3% occupied with confirmed COVID-19 patients and 20% beds occupied with suspected COVID-19 patients and a spare capacity of 31% beds.
The following link leads to a mapping service available on the government website
From a Stratford on Avon District perspective over the last seven days our rolling rating is based on around 123/100,000 – the county average is now 141/100,000 so let’s keep focused in doing the right things to protect our communities safety and avoid a local lockdown.
Take care and have a good and socially distanced weekend.
County Councillor for Wellesbourne Division
SDC Ward Member for Wellesbourne East
SDC Portfolio Holder for Regulatory Services